With the help from lots of gardeners, some friends and a borrow tractor we spread part of the manure compost on the pasture on the first day of spring. The gardeners were very happy to get well-aged goat compost. I saved some of the best and had it put in this raised bed. I have planted oats and rye. And will add sunflowers when it is warmer. We are still getting moisture (snow) at a good rate, so hope it will germinate soon.
The seeds are covered with old straw and then some flight netting to hopefully keep the crows and chickens from eating all of them. So far no one has discovered them. The bamboo screening is to discourage the chickens. Most of them don't fly that high.